Using CGM to Optimize Diabetes Care for Technicians

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Diabetes technology, just like diabetes therapy, is changing quickly. CGM has revolutionized the way people with diabetes are monitoring their glucose levels and is quickly becoming the standard of care. Imagine how much more easily you could help your patients with diabetes understand the way their dietary, exercise, and medication choices all come together to affect their glucose levels if you could get a glucose reading every 5 minutes. This is what CGM offers to people with diabetes and those who care for them. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

Module 1:

  • Describe differences between how Continuous Glucose Monitors measure glucose and more traditional monitoring techniques, such as hemoglobin A1c or blood glucose monitoring.
  • List components of CGM systems
  • Discuss features of currently available CGM systems
  • Review differences in CGM types

Module 2:

  • Define glycemic variability
  • Describe utility of CGM in measuring glycemic variability
  • Identify barriers which may limit patient access to CGM systems
  • List resources available to assist patients with gaining access to CGM systems

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians 

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Optimize Diabetes Care for Technicians is approved for 1.5 contact hours (.15 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-389-H01-T. 

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this activity, learner must complete all activities, and complete a program evaluation. To obtain credit, the learner must then CLAIM credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: November 4, 2021
Expiration date: November 4, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development and Support

Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Optimize Diabetes Care for Technicians is an online learning activity for pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Dexcom.


All individuals involved in the development of this material declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

Technology Requirements

Computer and internet access is required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements for a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-389-H01-T 0.15 CEUs November 04, 2021 - November 04, 2024